University of Chester

Degree level: Postgraduate

Biomedical Science (Taught)

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Course summary

Biomedical Scientists are essential members of the modern healthcare team and, in collaboration with doctors and other medical professions, aid in diagnosis of disease, evaluate effectiveness of treatment, and research into causes and cures of diseases. You will receive training to aid in diagnosis of disease, evaluate effectiveness of treatment, and research into causes and cures of disease. Why Study Biomedical Science with us? You will receive training in the skills required in the reading and interpretation of the literature and translating that into evidencebased practice. We aim to develop your research and writing skills so that you will be in a position to contribute to the scientific literature in an effective manner. Our course culminates in the Research Dissertation, which will be assessed through your production of two publishable scientific articles. Our aim will be to develop these to publication with you if suitable. Biomedical Scientists are in demand in the healthcare service (NHS and National Blood Service), medical research, pharmaceutical industry, and organisations such as the Health Protection Agency, Medical Research Council and the Health and Safety Executive. On graduation you may also wish to continue with your education with a PGCE, PhD, dental or medical degree. How will I be taught? Our course consists of taught modules and a Research Dissertation. We deliver taught modules as three-day intensive courses to facilitate attendance from students in employment. Weekly support sessions and journal club supplement learning – all held in our modern facilities in Bache Hall on the Countess of Chester Hospital Campus. Total contact hours for the whole course are 360 hours, out of a total study time of 1,800 hours.

Course details

Modules

Please see our website for the most up to date module information: https://www1.chester.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/biomedical-science/201810

Assessment method

You will be assessed via coursework assignments, which may focus on clinical reviews, laboratory reports, posters, oral presentations, or data manipulation exercises.

Professional bodies

Professionally accredited courses provide industry-wide recognition of the quality of your qualification.

  • Biomedical Science, Institute of

Entry requirements

UK/EU Applicants: Should normally have one of the following: An Honours degree (minimum 2.2) containing a significant content of biological/biomedical science or a relevant postgraduate qualification. Graduates without a degree in Biomedical Sciences (e.g. Biological Sciences or Life Sciences) must have at least 50% of Level 6 (or equivalent) modules in Biomedical Sciences-related subjects (e.g. immunology, genetics, human biology, physiology, microbiology, histology, biochemistry, haematology etc). Substantial relevant work experience, together with evidence of recent study or writing at an appropriate level. Applications are invited from: - NHS staff - health professionals from overseas - those with related undergraduate degrees (e.g. Human and Biological Sciences) or equivalent professional qualifications and background experience.


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

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Additional fee information

Please see our website for current fee information https://www1.chester.ac.uk/postgraduate/postgraduate-finance/postgraduate-fees/postgraduate-fees-2022-23
Biomedical Science at University of Chester - UCAS